8 Things To Do Near Toronto This Summer If You Love The Sun But Not The Sweat

Some less-sticky summer inspo.

Ontario Associate Editor
Summer Activities Near Toronto That Won't Make You Break A Sweat

There's no need to break a sweat in order to enjoy some sunshine this summer! These activities around Toronto let you spend time outdoors without getting sticky.

Relaxing floats on the water, winery tours, and more await, and you won't even need an hour-long shower after.

Float Your Worries Away

Price: $34.95 per person

When: Until October 10, 2021

Address: 115 Grand River St. N., Paris, ON

Why You Need To Go: The new lazy river experience at Bingemans will take you on a tranquil float down the Grand River, and you don't even need to lift a paddle.


Fly Over The Falls

Price: $69.99 per person

Address: 5920 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: The WildPlay zipline will take you soaring through the air, and you'll get incredible views of Niagara Falls. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery, although you may break a sweat if you're afraid of heights.


Spend The Day By The Water

Price: $9.29 per adult

Address: 319 Wellington County Rd. 18, Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: Towering limestone cliffs, crystal water, and sandy shores await at the Elora Quarry, and you can relax in the sun all day. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Wander Along A Sunflower-Shaped Trail

Price: $15 per adult

When: Opening July 30, 2021

Address: Hwy. 48 & Sideroad 17, Beaverton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take a leisurely stroll along a flower-shaped trail at the Sunflower Farm this season. Don't forget to pre-book your ticket online.


Sip High Tea By The Water

Price: $21 per person

Address: 116 Gordon St., Guelph, ON

Why You Need To Go: Spend the afternoon like you're in London by indulging in some fancy high tea at The Boathouse. The patio overlooks a river, so you can enjoy some scenic views as you sip.


Set Sail On A Historic Steamship

Price: $35.90+ per adult

Address: 185 Cherokee Lane, Gravenhurst, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Muskoka Steamships scenic cruise will take you past a famous lighthouse and gorgeous lake views.


Get Lost In Lavender

Price: $20 per adult

When: Until August 30, 2021

Address: 2501 25 Side Rd., Campbellville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Terre Bleu is a stunning place to explore in the summer, and you can get lost in purple fields, snap a photo by the iconic yellow door, and sip a mocktail. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Go On A Boozy Tour

Price: $300 per group of up to 10

When: Opens July 16, 2021

Address: 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Trius Tour will take you through an Instagrammable paradise, and you can enjoy some bubbly on the elevated vineyard patio afterwards.


Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Madeline Forsyth
Ontario Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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